Premier Division

St Josephs are the early pacesetters in the Watford Sunday League top flight after they made it two wins from two games with a 2-0 victory over FC Unicorn.

After struggling near the foot of the Premier Division for the past few seasons, St Josephs seem to have found the winning formula again, adding some experience to a talented if young squad.

After a goalless first half against a hard-working Unicorn team, it was that experience that helped swing the game in their favour.

Midway through the second half the experienced Carl Bull and Dom David were introduced into the action and they had an immediate impact, with Bull finding Jake Tabor who beat his man and crossed low for David to swivel and open his account for his new team.

The game was put out of Unicorn’s reach when Harry Seabrook rose high and powered a header into the net from a corner.

North Watford are unbeaten from two games as they held Oakview to a goalless draw.

Lewis Putman was twice denied by the post for Oakview whilst at the other end Karl Penny missed a one-on-one chance but could only fire over the bar.

In the second half North Watford missed another good chance, this time it was Ashley Harewood, who also had a strong appeal for a penalty turned down as the game ended in a stalemate.

Division One

Bushey Rangers made it three wins from as many games with a 6-2 away victory over Ricky AFC.

They opened the scoring when Jordan Toomey’s ball was touched down by Mark O’Connor. He ran down the left wing before finding Mark Hansard, who curled a finish into the top right corner of the net.

Bushey extended their lead to 3-0 with two quick-fire goals from Toomey and O’Connor. Their fourth came when an O’Connor shot was parried to Connor Carney to tap into the empty net before O’Connor got his second after been set up Lamar St Cyr.

Carney struck Rangers’ sixth before Ricky scored two late consolation goals through Alex Hagi.

WD are the team right behind Rangers in second with two wins, their latest coming thanks to 7-0 demolition of SOCA.

The opening 20 minutes gave no clue as to the goal glut that was to follow until a defensive mistake by SOCA allowed Laurence Manning to slot home.

After making the breakthrough, WD began to take control of the game and doubled their lead when Ben Dunton found the net.

This was followed by a third just before half-time when Dunton cushioned the ball down to Daniel Flanagan, who hit a shot on the half-volley from outside the box leaving the keeper with no chance.

The lead was further extended after the break when Flanagan added a second with another strike from outside the box.

Dion Belle smashed home after a through ball from Jake Twomey to make it 5-0, Hamze Ali added the sixth after some good work from Gbohun Palmer-Inyang and Daniel Moss finished the scoring off in style with a dazzling run from his own half before slotting home.

Bushey Eagles are in third place after they defeated Cassiobury Rangers 4-1.

Rangers had the lead at half-time following a free-kick which was parried by the Bushey keeper, Joe Mortimer followed in and was also denied, but reacting just as sharp was Nathan Page, who was able to fire home from eight yards to score on his senior debut for the club.

The second half was a different story though, as Eagles struck four times with Dean Brinton netting a brace and Paul Kenwright and Matt Mason also on target.

The second 0-0 in the whole of the league programme came between Abbots Langley Club and Chess United.

There were limited clear-cut chances in the game for both teams, although Abbots struck the post in the last minute.

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West Herts score one of their two goals in their defeat to Watford Town

Division Two

Forza Watford made it three wins from three games with a 4-2 win over Dome Bar.

Bladen Trigg scored twice, supported by goals from Giuseppe Delgaudio and Peter Rock. James Armstrong and James Anderson netted the Dome Bar replies.

Woodside are in second place after a 7-1 win over Dunnings Bar who are bottom of the table and have now conceded 17 goals in just three games.

Luke Dolan struck a brace with Woodside’s other goals coming from Drew Snailham, Joe Fox, Leandro Nunes, Henry Hardman and Nathan Gullin. James Fitzgerald scored the consolation for Dunnings.

Abbots Wanderers and Hertfordshire Eagles battled out a 1-1 draw, Sanjef Vigneswaran scoring for the home side and Glenn O’Malley for Eagles.

It is already a congested table below the three front runners, with just a single point separating five teams, and three of those side got a first win of the season on Sunday.

Watford Youth Sports edged past Chalfont Saints 2-1, Harry Bennett scoring both of the Sports goals with Will Jones netting the Saints reply.

Watford Observer:

West Herts' celebrations were shortlived

Watford Town clinched a five-goal thriller with West Herts 3-2, Marcus Fry scoring twice with Chris Blunden also on target. Stephen Clunie and Khodi Cain got the West Herts goals.

St Mary’s Harefield enjoyed a 3-1 away win over Sparta Phoenix.

Harry Fullbrook grabbed two goals and Charlie Travers the other. Nelson Gomes scored the Phoenix reply.

Division Three

King George and Watford Youth Sports Old Boys both continued their 100 per cent starts to the season.

King George beat Francis George 5-3, with all the goals scored by different players.

Costa Evengelides, Phillip Molloy, Darren OBrien, Ben Weiss and Florjan Belegu scored for King George whilst Luke Furlong, Tom Minton and Adam Willden replied for Francis George.

Watford Youth Sports Old Boys beat Rio Rovers 2-0.

The game looked to be heading for a goalless draw in part thanks to a series of fine saves from the Rio keeper, but it was the visitors who finally broke through with two goals in the final 20 minutes.

First Zain Chaudry dribbled down the left and played a one-two with Kamron Lawrence, whose cross to the far post was met by a towering header from Louie Muncie.

The second goal followed seven minutes later after Dan Farrell and Lewis Carter combined to set Louis Taverner free on the right where he was brought down. Taverner took the resulting free-kick which Muncie again headed home.

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Watford Town go close to adding to their tally

Bricket Wood Acorns beat Wishing Well 6-1, Harrison Fisher netted a hat-trick with Jordan Johnson scoring a brace and Charlie Micklewright the other goal. Tom Klymkiw netted the Wishing Well consolation.

Two goals from David McDonagh were enough for Southern Cross to defeat Inter 2-0.